Google I/O 2011 Day One Keynote : May 10, 2011

11:54 - Waiting for the event to start.
12:01 - Vic Gundotra up. Fourth year of the conference, reminiscing a bit.
12:03 - Moved the web forward in 2009 with Chrome and HTML5. Who could forget last year? Making Google the global phenomenon it was. (Shows a photo of an Android eating an apple in an unsubtle hint)
 
12:03 - Tracking things worldwide. People are watching at 2AM in Cairo.
12:04 - Hugo Barra, director of Android product management is up -- focusing on Android first this year.
12:04 - 3Ms: Momentum, Mobile, and More.
12:05 - Remember this? (T-Mobile G1). Shipped 2.5 years ago.
12:06 - Google has hit 100 million Android activations in total. What's exciting is that we all did it together. 36 OEMs, 215 carriers, 450,000 developers.
 
12:06 - 310 devices in 112 countries -- talk about choice.
12:07 - Activating over 400,000 Android devices every single day.
12:08 - Over 200,000 apps available in Android Market. It's the quality of the apps that's important. CNN, MLB, Pulse, etc. [note: most were on iOS first]
12:08 - Took almost 2 years to hit 1 billion app installs, 2nd billion in 5 months, last billion in five months. 4.5 billion app installs today.
12:09 - Now to mobile: talking future of Android and two new services starting today.
12:11 - First: Android 3.1. Now lets you scroll through all your most recent tasks. Works because it automatically shuts down and restarts apps.
12:13 - Resizable widgets using XML. USB host support: camera uploading, game controllers, and more. Anand uses an Xbox 360 gamepad to "play" the QWERTY keyboard.
 
 
12:14 - Google TV is getting Android 3.1 and Android Market apps this summer. No real details, but new devices from Samsung, Vizio, Logitech, Sony.
12:16 - Next version of Android: Ice Cream Sandwich. Designed for many different devices. We want one OS that runs everywhere. Everything we added to Honeycomb will be available everywhere. Holographic UI, new launcher, multitasking, advanced apps, everything.
 
 
12:16 - Intelligent action bar, and of course will all be open-source [note: no mention of 3.0/3.1 open-source].
12:19 - Ice Cream will support head tracking; using a demo app that changes a 3D scene in real-time. Live image adjustment of a user's head. Virtual camera operator option is also possible. A video chat can focus on the right person -- demoed by switching focus in a chat.
 
12:19 - Now shifting to media.
12:20 - Movie rentals on Android: stream them instantly. "Thousands" of movies starting at $1.99.
12:22 - Browse to Android Market on the web, where movies are now up. You can view it on the web, but on tablets there's a new Movies app. Movies you get are ready to stream in HD on the tablet.
12:25 - Movies can be 'pinned' to a device to download them for viewing offline. You can watch on phones and tablets. Android 3.1 will have the Movies app starting today. On phones, it'll be available on 2.2 in a couple of weeks.
 
 
 
 
12:26 - Introducing Music Beta. Listen on the web or any compatible device. No wires or syncing. Stored in the cloud; stop worrying about where your songs are, and start enjoying your music.
12:28 - Music Manager syncs from iTunes, Windows Media Player, and others. The web view lets you browse and play music. You can drag songs over to make a playlist. Any playlist is available right away: phones, tablets, any other computer.
12:30 - Our system actually listens to music to create an intelligent playlist that sounds good together. [more advanced than iTunes' Genius]. You'll never have to sync your music ever again.
 
 
 
12:31 - Music is automatically cached, and it can be made available offline with pinning like with movies. On the phone, Music Beta is the same app, just optimized for the smaller size; it goes into a list view in portrait. All you have to do is sign in to your Google ID to get music.
12:33 - Beta today, initially by invitation-only for US users. Up to 20,000 songs in your collection. Free at least during the beta. Updated music app is available today for Android 2.2 or later.
 
 
 
12:34 - Setting up a founding team to create new guidelines for how quickly devices will get updated after platform releases. Founding partners: Verizon, HTC, Samsung, Spring, Sony Ericsson, LG, T-Mobile, Vodafone, Motorola, AT&T.
12:35 - New devices from these partners will keep getting the latest platform updates for the next 18 months afterwards if the hardware allows. [note: admission that Android is fragmented despite executive denials]
12:37 - New: Android Open Accessory. An API standard to build a wide range of accessories that will work with all devices going forward. What if a device could integrate with your workout? Plug into an exercise machine and pops up CardioQuest; if the needed app isn't there, it bounces to Android Market to get the app.
12:41 - The faster he pedals, the better a character does in a game tied into the cycle machine's data. Anand doesn't do very well. Open Accessory API coming today. Also new, ADK: Android-to-device interaction based on Arduino, including USB circuits. An example: using a Xoom to steer a real labyrinth game.
 
 
 
12:42 - ADK is also being used to show a much, much larger labyrinth during I/O. Completely open: no NDAs or other secret info.
12:44 - Android @ Home: will let apps discover and communicate with appliances. Android @ Home Framework will be the standard. Open wireless protocol. Every appliance should potentially be a Google device.
12:46 - Google's Anand uses a home automation app to turn on lights. More examples: an alarm clock app that gradually turns on the lights when you wake up. You could even control irrigation with a "real-world FarmVille" app. Hooked stage lights up to an example of Quake.
 
12:46 - Lighting Science will have Android @ Home-ready LED lights available by the end of the year.
12:48 - Project Tungsten: audio-out devices that use Android @ Home and the accessory framework.
 
 
12:49 - You can pipe audio from the Music Beta app to a Project Tungsten device on your network. [note: copying AirPlay] Completely open.
12:50 - Another example device has a sensor to detect CDs: put it once in front of the sensor to import a CD, a second time to play the imported music.
 
12:52 - Talking devices that are coming: recapping the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1.
12:53 - All 5,000 guests getting a Galaxy Tab 10.1 for free.
12:53 - Android 3.1 coming in the next couple of weeks for the Galaxy Tab.
12:54 - Thank you to developers for their support.
12:57 - Show ended.

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